FOOT DROP (also known as drop foot)
Foot Drop or “drop foot “is a condition where a person has difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, you might drag your toes across the ground during walking. Patients compensate for this problem by lifting your knee higher. In mild cases of foot drop, you will hear and feel your foot “slap” on the ground during walking
Whether the condition is expected to be temporary or permanent, patients with foot drop are often prescribed ankle braces or ankle-foot orthoses (AFO braces) to improve stability in gait and prevent trips and falls.
ADULT ACQUIRED FLAT FOOT
An acquired flat foot is where the foot changes shape into a flattened position with a reduced arch profile, common causes for this include tendon rupture or dysfunction.
A Richie brace functions to support the foot and ankle to reduce the forces going through the foot.